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Oise I Villas in France

Villas France - Oise

The beautiful French department of Oise can be found located between the departments of Aisne and Somme in the charming region of Picardy. Book French villas in Picardy in or around Oise and discover the magical river of the same name running directly through the area! The department is named after the river, which originates in Belgium and flows into the Seine after running a long 351 kilometres through France. Take a walk along the banks of the river and note the variety of flora and fauna and the boats going by. On a temperate spring or summer’s day, you may even like to prepare a picnic to take with from your gîtes to rent in France. If you have a pet, check out our dog friendly cottages, too!

Visiting Beauvais from your French villas

Beauvais, the capital of the department in the Picardy region has 55 thousand inhabitants and can be accessed via the airport Beauvais-Tillé or via the bus from Paris. Book France holiday villas and discover the beautiful city on the left bank of the Thérain – an inspiring place for many, as well as the fashion designer and couturier, Hubert de Givenchy. Explore the property of the wealthy noble family de Givenchy, where the younger son started its triumphal procession through the world of fashion and beauty.

Historical monuments of Beauvais

Beauvais has 23 noted historical monuments and the most important is probably the mighty cathedral of Saint Pierre. Whilst you stay in gites France on holiday visit one of the largest Gothic churches in France! The Beauvais Cathedral is a height of 48.50 metres, making it the highest Gothic church vault in the world. Another feature that you should see whilst renting gîtes in France, is the astronomical clock by Auguste-Lucien Vérité from 1866 found in a side chapel.

Visit Compiègne from your France villas

An important place in the department of Oise, you should visit near gites France is, with almost 40 thousand inhabitants, Compiègne. Very worth seeing is the classical castle of Compiègne with its magnificent park, which served as the residence of the French ruler since Napoleon. The museum provides an insight into the history of France. Meanwhile, 6 kilometres east of Compiègne is the memorial of the Wagon de l'Armistice- the train carriage where both armistice treaties for the first and second World Wars were signed. So from fishing holidays to history trips, Oise is full of things to do!

Discover the world of Asterix and Obelix with French country cottages

In the department of Oise Plailly is one of the most popular attractions for families holidaying in Picardy: here the Parc Asterix awaits! Thanks to its favourable location just thirty kilometres north of Paris, the park has millions of visitors annually. There are also several convenient means of reaching this attraction from your villas in France. You can reach Parc Asterix by public bus, shuttle buses from Paris airport or by rented car whilst self-catering in France. To park your car at the theme park costs ten euros per day per vehicle.

Fun family holidays with gites France near Parc Asterix

Although the Asterix comics follow the adventures of Gaul and Roman characters, the theme park are always coming up with new and exciting ways to keep the park modern. To mark 25th anniversary of the park, a number of new rides and experiences were introduced. Children were enchanted by the Druids forest with the new attractions travelling with Dogmatix and friends. These include white water rafting Hydrolix, the flight Carousel Aerodynamix and free-fall at Enigmatix. Whilst on holiday in one of our villas in France be sure to visit the crazy house Étamine, which will ensure a thrilling ride. Even your younger children will enjoy a fun but gentle ride on the carousel Lavomatix.

What to expect

The theme park is located in a glorious 155-hectare forest area where you can enjoy forest holidays with 39 rides and attractions to entertain the whole family. Among the main attractions include the wooden roller coaster Thunder of Zeus, the Gallierdorf and performances from the world of Asterix. The park is open from March until November, so if you are intent on visiting, be sure to book your self-catering France accommodation at the right time. Admission costs 47 euros, children under eleven years are charged 39 euros, whilst children under 7 years go free. For families of five or more, there are discounts.